February 3: Restaurant Report

By Heather Sullivan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Some dogs in a restaurant had the inspector barking in this Restaurant Report.

It happened in Bacchus on Main Street at 2 North Meadow Street in Richmond's Fan District. The restaurant had 4 critical violations, including that dogs were noted in the establishment. The owner tells us it was a one-time instance with his dogs. The restaurant usually has better inspection scores. Owner Chris Dilauro sent us the following statement:

"We at Bacchus take great pride in our work and work relentlessly to provide the best dining experience to the public in a clean, welcoming and embracing atmosphere. We understand we may falter along the way. Any violations with the health department were immediately resolved at the time of the inspection. Please support the SPCA and your local animal shelter."

Also in Richmond, China's Best at 5059 Forest Hill Avenue had 4 critical violations, including that shrimp and chicken were hot holding at improper temperatures. China's Best had all the violations corrected before the inspection was over. We spoke with a manager, who chose not to comment for our report.

We go south of the river to River City Diner at 11430 West Huguenot Road in Chesterfield with 4 critical violations. The inspector wrote that the slicer had old food debris. The owner tells us these were minor slip-ups that have all been cleaned and corrected. He says they had a different inspector and they couldn't keep the kitchen any cleaner.

Moshi Moshi means "hello hello."  The health department has found it also means clean clean. This sushi spot at 3321 West Cary Street in Richmond wins the NBC 12 Hall of Fame Award for perfect scores on four of their last six inspections, and no criticals in almost two years.

Said Erica Wasik with Moshi Moshi, "I like to treat people and serve people the way I would like to be treated when I go out to eat. I think it's very important to create a clean and inviting environment for customers to come in and enjoy themselves."

And they'll say "Moshi Moshi!" when you walk in.

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